The SuperVillain

By Kevin Gordon My first exposure to MF DOOM was a similar experience to many of his fans, I’m sure.  Madvillainy was brought to my attention as a classic hip-hop album of the 2000’s; featuring outrageously precise rhyme schemes, sample-heavy production by a genius in their own right, Madlib, and a mysterious gravelly voice withContinue reading “The SuperVillain”

The RS 500 Shitlist

Recently Rolling Stone magazine revamped their famous 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time list, with the addition of 154 albums not previously featured in past versions of the list. With a continually expanding musical cannon, it’s always exciting to see a more diverse crop of newer and deserving entries placed in the discussion of the greatestContinue reading “The RS 500 Shitlist”

Cannabis Cuts Vol. 7 – Road Trip!

Welcome back to the much belated installment of our sporadically released Cannabis Cuts commentated playlist, a tribute and appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between music and Mary Jane. A few weeks back, we had the opportunity to go on a six hour road trip to the Sierra National Forest with a few friends and weContinue reading “Cannabis Cuts Vol. 7 – Road Trip!”

Cannabis Cuts Vol. 5 – Kevin Goes Shoegazing

Welcome to the fifth installment of our (usually) bi-weekly Cannabis Cuts commentated playlist, a tribute and appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between music and Mary Jane. We’re back with an eclectic platter of chestnuts and epics bound to enrich your ears and your life: “Maggot Brain,” Maggot Brain, Funkadelic (1971) MC: We’re coming out swingingContinue reading “Cannabis Cuts Vol. 5 – Kevin Goes Shoegazing”

The Definitive Tame ImPowerRankings: Every Tame Impala Album Cut Ranked

“Not all of Kevin’s children are created equal.” In honor of 10 years of Tame Impala albums this week, we’ve decided to rank all 48 of Tame’s album cuts – every song on Innerspeaker, Lonerism, Currents and The Slow Rush. Careful thought and consideration was put into the determining of these rankings, with weight given toContinue reading “The Definitive Tame ImPowerRankings: Every Tame Impala Album Cut Ranked”

All You’re Meant to Be: Innerspeaker Turns 10

Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker celebrates its 10th anniversary today. In celebration, we let Culture Blender’s Max Chacon ramble at length about one of his favorite albums. There’s something more than a little poetic about Tame Impala’s Innerspeaker turning 10 in the midst of the most isolating era of our lifetimes. The album was recorded in aContinue reading “All You’re Meant to Be: Innerspeaker Turns 10”

In My Feelings, But I Wouldn’t Listen to That Drake Song

A Brief Summary of Why Our Mood Dictates the Music We Listen To – Written by Morgan Vo: To quote my thirteen year old niece, “Morgan, if you listened to less sad music, maybe you wouldn’t be so sad all the time.” Wow, I did not think I would get straight up roasted by aContinue reading “In My Feelings, But I Wouldn’t Listen to That Drake Song”

See What We’re Hearing: Dr. Dre, The Strokes, and More

Here at Culture Blender we’re big proponents of the album format. Streaming has made it easy to pick and choose tracks for playlists and we’re all for it, but at the end of the day each artist sequenced those tracks and put them out together as an album to create a cohesive artistic statement –Continue reading “See What We’re Hearing: Dr. Dre, The Strokes, and More”

Cannabis Cuts Vol. 1 – The 4/20 Special

We’re excited to get the Culture Blender site off the ground and bring you content about the music that enriches our lives. Hopefully this offers an outlet for you to find something that enriches your life as well. We figured in honor of the high holiday, today would be no better time than to introduceContinue reading “Cannabis Cuts Vol. 1 – The 4/20 Special”